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LOL! Got it. yes, I can imagine the cognitive dissonance! I can just
imagine the conversation.... "Yeah, yeah. We've heard that one before."
> > What do you mean, 'extracting their people?'
> Steve Drew:
> Got to admit it sounds comic.
> I am sure you can appreciate that if an inmate stands up and says
> "its OK, i
> am a social scientist conducting an experiment, can i go now?" their
> chances of being believed would not be too high. :-)
> This had been considered, naturally, so this had (and i'm a little hazy
> here) been recorded before hand and sealed in envelopes etc. I
> think some of
> the higher ups in the asylum had been in on it. None the less, it took the
> lawyers to get them free.
> Lets face it the doctors had been embarrassed if not humiliated, so to
> accept that they were wrong was seriously difficult. I would not be
> surprised if a little revenge wasn't in their minds either.
> If you haven't read it Goffman's 'Asylums" is still a good read.
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